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Title:
Digestion and reproduction
Author:
Llamas, Andreu.
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
Digestión y la reproducción. English
Edition:
U.S. edition.
Publication Information:
Milwaukee, WI : Gareth Stevens, 1998.
Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm.
Summary:
Describes the organs and their actions that are involved in the journey of food through the body and the acts of ovulation, fertilization, and reproduction.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.5 1.0 24616.
ISBN:
9780836821116
Format :
Book

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Central Library QP145 .L5813 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
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The Human Body is a four-volume series specially designed to study the remarkable structures and processes that are part of all of us. Each volume offers young readers detailed information about the multitude of functions that occur continuously inside the human body. Accurate, easy-to-understand text accompanied by detailed color illustrations work together to provide a clear picture of what enables the extraordinary machine that is the human body to work smoothly and efficiently.

The stomach, liver, gallbladder, intestines, and kidneys, plus ova, hormones, chromosomes, and more -- how can so many parts and pieces work together so smoothly? Digestion and Reproduction presents an exciting opportunity to readily grasp topics that may seem, at first, too complicated to understand. Clearly labeled illustrations help readers visualize and simplify the processes involved in the journey of food through the body and the reproduction of the species -- and put essential knowledge of the human body quickly and easily into their hands.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-6-These books about the human body are short on clearly presented information and long on confusing illustrations. Digestion, for example, describes how pancreatic juice "...travels through Santorini's duct and the duct of Wirsung to enter the duodenum at the ampulla of Vater." This is an unnecessarily complex explanation of this part of the digestive process for the intended audience. The illustrations show various organs floating in white space with no sense of proportion to other structures. The "Interpretation of a Stimulus as Pain" diagram in The Nervous System simply shows a blue arrow traveling up the spinal cord. Forget this series and stick with the many clearly written titles available on this topic.-Christine A. Moesch, Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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